Cate Blanchett Awards Season Style Double Shot

Posted on January 11, 2014

Cate Blanchett attends the 2014 AACTA International Awards held at the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, California in a Michael Kors dress styled with Roger Vivier shoes and Chopard earrings.

We suppose we must accept the matchy shoe trend if Miss Cate has succumbed. Actually, no. Scratch that, because we don’t think these shoes actually look all that great with that dress. But she is a vision from the ankles up, we have to say. The dress is simple but it looks gorgeous and elegant on her. The stunning earrings help.

But enough of regal Cate. Let’s hang out with fun Cate, shall we?


Cate Blanchett attends the W Magazine celebration of The “Best Performances” Portfolio and The Golden Globes at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California in a Stella McCartney ensemble styled with Roger Vivier shoes and a Kara Ross necklace.

And because she’s Fun Cate, we feel free to tell her she’s wearing too much eyeliner. We laugh and laugh. Then we order more drinks and continue complimenting each others’ outfits. If we get really drunk, we ask if we can try on her necklace. Because she’s Fun Cate, she says yes, of course.





[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/ Images]

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  • Nicholas

    Very interesting juxtaposition to the Allison Williams post.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Love, love that MK dress-so simple, elegant. As for hanging out with Fun Cate, count this BK in!

  • MilaXX

    Not loving either look. The first look it appears she’s wearing the wrong colored bra on and the shoes look like something my Grand would wear..The second look has bad makeup and the top is doing awful things to her boobs. You tits should not be in line with your elbows.

    • “Your tits should not be in line with your elbows.” What a great line! Every stylist should have a framed needlepoint of this hanging over his/her main work area.

      I agree, I think both looks are rather blah, although if forced to choose I’d take the Fun Cate. I do hate those shoes, though.

      • SRQkitten

        I saw a picture of the Kors dress elsewhere and it didn’t look like she was wearing a bra but those stick-on half bra pads (have no clue what they’re called). The fact that the top was sheer enough to make it possible to see this made it a “oh, honey, no” in my book. I know some of this is the effect from the flash photography but when you’re a fashion icon like Ms. Cate one has to expect this, no?

        So that means that Hell must have frozen over in this polar vortex because for once I’m actually liking a [slight gagging noise here] Stella McCartney over another designer. Fun Cate just works a bit better.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        “Your tits shoud not be in line with your elbows” -this must be one of the Fashion Ten Commandments, no?

        • Let’s make up the other nine! How about this: Thou shalt not wear “dyed to match” shoes.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Ok, the BK’s have two commandments, and I think we’re just the group to develop the other eight!

        • YoungSally

          However it should also include the statement, “Nor shall they be in-line with thine armpits”

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Done-we’ll just add a dependent clause!

    • EveEve

      Her tits are, for a refreshing change, where tits usually are when they aren’t inflated and constricted and shoved this way and that. Maybe that is why she looks so relaxed!

      • MilaXX

        Free balling or unsupported boobs are fine if one is chilling around the house. Once one puts on thousands of dollars worth of couture a supportive bra is appropriate. A properly fitted bra should not constrict, but rather provide the support needed in order to allow said thousand dollars worth of clothing hang well.

        • Look, just because you have issues around your titties, doesn’t mean the rest of us share them. No one “needs” to wear a bra with anything, and definitely not with well fitted high fashion. That top is designed to be worn without a bra.

          • MilaXX

            LOL, okay boo.

          • Look, just because you have issues with people expressing opinions different from your own doesn’t mean you get to be rude to them. Not here.

          • SierraDelta

            And this is why the Uncles rock.

          • Body snark is rude. Hell, arguing with the host is rude. Pointing out that not everyone shares Miss “Tits’s at her elbows” loathing of female bodies is not rude.

          • alyce1213

            “That top is designed to be worn without a bra”
            How so?

          • demidaemon

            Anything designed to be worn without a bra should not be worn. Period.

          • Aurumgirl

            Well, no, not really. That dress has a high waisted design. If a good, supportive bra isn’t worn (or if the breasts are too big in general) the whole line goes from being a chic way to define the body’s length with a subtle curviness, to a look that can only be described as “matron”. I think the dress already fails in that the skirt part flares out (destroying that long, lean silhouette); Kate doesn’t really have a big bust but the dress makes them look like her breasts are droopy, and the material used draws attention to them in a really unflattering way. A good bra would have eliminated that problem.

          • Corsetmaker

            No, it isn’t. Which is why it’s creasing at the side seams.

    • First of all, her tits are not in line with her elbows. What they are is not hiked and smooshed into unnatural shape. The no bra thing is part of the easy breezy chic of the outfit. I think it’s great.

      • Corsetmaker

        I think they are ‘smooshed’ actually. I have a sneaking suspicion she has on either a bandeau type bra or a non-moulded, soft strapless. Both of those tend to push the boobs down and squidge them causing that horizontal line.

    • ailujailuj

      heh – love that tits-n-elbows analogy.
      But… I for one disagree that all clothing is made for tailored undergarmenting. sometimes, the natural parabolicky drapey breasty look is intended – simply observe the runway. those girls rarely get strapped down.
      I dislike the outfit for lots of reasons but I do think it was intended for the drapey breast (yay Irma!)
      Furthermore, the natural breast look is back – yay 70s. Maybe. I’m sure many won’t appreciate it but I do. mostly because I think most boobjobs are horrible. horrible. it’s certainly not because I can benefit – I could absolutely never go out in public without a bra – I’m too large. so, that debunks another poster’s theory that anyone can go freewheeling and you’re disturbed if you don’t (boo(b) Irma!)
      boobies are such a complex subject. we really need some primers on this…

      • MilaXX

        I mostly agree except I don’t care for the look of Cate’s boobs in the Stella outfit. Sometimes that 70’s look is cute in an American Hustle sort of way and other times it looks sad like Claire Danes pale glittery gown from last years Emmy Awards.

        • ailujailuj

          I have to agree. It is noble in theory…. heh
          But I will defend them! poor boobies. they do have to still look good regardless and always. impossible job, really.
          I am in the minority, I’m sure, but I like the drapey – over the cereal bowl taped to emaciated chest augmentation. I had a couple friends who were serious A cups-turned full Bs and they turned out beautifully because the natural drape remained.
          ETA: punctuation is like a good foundation undergarment.

          • MilaXX

            I like a more natural look vs the headlights too pert grapefruit tapped to boobs look, but I’m also for a bit of support in hefting the gals up a bit. So I guess I like the spot some where in the middle.

          • ailujailuj

            a nice underwire with a very thin seamless fabric that is just barely kissing the top of the breast works really well to achieve that look. depends entirely on the bra maybe. and probably doesn’t work well with an overlyaugmentated melon.

          • ailujailuj

            furthermore… IMHO if you have low-riders, like miss kate you should steer clear of the high-waisted bodice/tops like these (although I think the Kors looks quite lovely – boobieghosts aside) where everything is crowded and it emphasizes the space between pit and breast. as with the high-riders like I have – necklines and some bodice shapes are a bitch. you gotta design for the shape.

          • Corsetmaker

            Cate wasn’t low before though. There are a ton of pics in low cut dresses etc to show that. She’ll have dropped and lost volume after kids. But I think she might have a soft strapless on… y’know the type that after half an hour pushes everything down and causes a line across the top of the breasts.

          • ailujailuj

            speaking of strapless – do you recommend a corset vs a regular band strapless – for more support?

          • Corsetmaker

            It depends on outfit and purpose. A corset offers the best support of all but won’t work under all clothes. regular strapless gives a more modern shape, and they’re fine if they’re firm enough. Longline strapless to the waist are the best all rounders as you get the bra shape but there’s no risk of sliding down, but they’re hard to find.

    • marlie

      Seems like the front panel of the sheer fabric has a nude lining that was (poorly) sewn in.

  • Corsetmaker

    I like the outfits but…she’s another one that needs a better bra. Could someone send the stylists on a bra fit training course please!

    • teensmom99

      Are you really a corset maker? Can you give the course? I’m serious.

      • Corsetmaker

        If they want to fly me over then gladly πŸ˜€ Yeah, I make bespoke corsets and also bra fit as an earn-a-regular-income day job.

      • Betsy

        Here’s the “deal” about how bras should fit, generally. The underwire (and most of the non-bra starlet photos lately have had large enough “ladies” to need an underwire) should contact your chest wall (NOT touching the soft tissue of the “ladies” — rather, the ribs and sternum under them) all the way around the semi-circle of wire. Keep going UP cup sizes and DOWN band sizes, until you get to that magical spot where the full-contact takes place. (Most American women wear bras that are too big around, and too small in the cup!) That means that they and the bra band will take the weight of your ladies, not the shoulder straps. In fact, neither the bra nor the ladies should move (slide downward) if the shoulder straps are slid off the shoulders. Also, the underwire should be directly below where the underside of the ladies start, and the ladies lifted and placed into the cups. NOT down where the ladies “end up” if there is no bra support. That means that many lady stars who have looked like their ladies were sagging would probably NOT look like it, in the right bra size. Further the bra band, on the largest hook, should not be able to be pulled away from the center back very far. Slip in a couple of fingers, but not your whole hand. And why the “largest hook”? Because the elastic will stretch with wearing, and you want to be able to go DOWN in size as that happens. Buy a bra on the smallest hook, and you’re going to need to buy them more often. Now, as to cup size, they should be large enough NOT to cause the dreaded split-boob look. And small enough that the ladies aren’t swimming around. If you get the former, go up a cup size. If the latter *try* down a size, *unless* you get the split-boob.
        There! The nickel course in how to fit a bra. Print this out and take it the next time you need to buy one. AND if the store doesn’t have someone who knows what they’re doing, take along a GOOD friend and have them try all of these fit techniques, then you return the favor.

        • SierraDelta

          Bless you, Betsy — every female child should be given this along with her birth certificate when she leaves the hospital.

          • ailujailuj

            bless you.

        • alyce1213

          Thanks, Betsy.

        • Qitkat

          This is awesome advice. I will print this out. And I’ve just fastened my ancient bra on the smallest hook, and I can still get my hand in. My problem has always been that the cup size I need is very hard to find in the band size (small cup, larger band), but I have lost 25 pounds recently, and obviously need to go shopping for new bras. Yay! My shopping experience is that bra manufacturers have wrongly assumed that everyone over size 38 has C or D cups.

          • tinyredlocks

            Exactly!! For most of my adult life I’ve been a 38A. I always had a hell of a time finding bras in that size.

          • Betsy

            I’m on the opposite end. For years, I thought I was a 40 C. Turns out, I’m a 36 F. So for all those years before I found well-fitting bras, I carried all the weight of the “ladies” on my shoulders, via the straps. Caused quite a bit of shoulder pain. And at my end of the fitting spectrum, it’s very hard to find bras that are still lacy and sexy. Most manufacturers think you want to minimize them, and they sell you something that looks like it was manufactured by a polar exploration company. By the way, that’s another word to run screaming away from. “Minimize” means “shove part of your tender breast tissue under your arms, making it impossible to have your arms fully down by your side.” You end up walking around like a lady “wrassler”. And it *aint* comfy! No more “minimize” for me, thank you very much.

          • Corsetmaker

            We don’t sell minimiser bras. Horrid things. They put even more pressure on your shoulders too as they’re pushing the breasts down.
            It never ceases to amaze me how much trouble women have finding even moderately fuller bust sizes in the US. 36F isn’t that big a size, it’s ridiculous it’s should be such a struggle.

          • Targettaste

            If you can find 36A, you can use a bra hook extension (in fabric/sewing store) to make band fit.

          • MilaXX

            I replace my bras yearly except for the special occasion ones that I don’t wear that often. My advice is when you find the size you like, try to figure out when the manufacturer has their sales. My size is not that unusual despite being large. So I time it around Lane Bryant and holiday sales.

          • Qitkat

            I’m embarrassed to admit the ages of mine. I actually have no idea. Lol. I’m sure your advice is good.

          • MilaXX

            I started doing that once i realized that the better shape my undies, especially my bra was in, the better my clothes looked. I also either hand wash or wash on a gentle cycle & NEVER put them in the dryer. It ruins the elastic and in the case of underwires can bend the wires.

          • Qitkat

            I did learn that about the dryer somewhere along the way. I think what I really need to do is find a bra fitter, and try some brands other than what mall dept stores carry.
            Quite an informative conversation going on here πŸ™‚

          • MilaXX

            If you have a local lingerie store or boutique store go in for a fitting. They really are the best in terms of not only measuring you but helping you understand how a well fitted bra feels and looks. With the exception on Victoria’s Secret most department stores don’t encourage the trying on of bras. On a side note, I don’t like VS bras or the way the measure/fit bras. I think they do vanity sizing designed to sell their wares.

          • Qitkat

            Excellent idea. Thanks Mila.

          • Corsetmaker

            Agree, definitely try on. Measuring can only tell you so much. Good fit can be about the bra’s shape as much as size.
            Do they really not encourage trying on bras there! It’s a department store in the UK I work in and we strongly encourage people to try them on.

          • MilaXX

            Depends on the store. Smaller stores like Victoria Secret & Lane Bryant (iirc same parent company) do, but mid level stores like Macy’s don’t. Higher end stores Nordtroms, Neiman Marcus do, stores like Target & Walmart don’t. I find that Victoria Secret seems to do vanity sizing. I’ve experienced myself, my sister and 2 other friends have fittings that gave them measurements no where near what they were fitted for in other places. It always felt to me like they were fitting with a focus on pushing products. I don’t care for their lingerie and haven’t bought any from them in years.

          • fursa_saida

            Huh. I’ve always bought my bras at mall department stores and have always felt perfectly fine trying them on–they have dressing rooms there for a reason, and it seems to be what most people are doing. Maybe it’s regional, too?

          • marlie

            That’s a possibility. I just bought a truckload (ok, like 5) of bras a Macy’s a few months ago, and tried on half of the bras in their collection, in the process.

          • Corsetmaker

            It can be surprising though , and often women in larger band sizes are wearing a lot bigger than they really need. Athough the underbust measurement is usually pretty close to your band size, the larger you are the more likely you’ll need to go down a band size or two. I measure about 38 around my underbust but I wear a 36. At the smaller end of the scale the opposite is true. And make sure your wire is outside the breast tissue and high enough at the outside. It can be that you need a bigger cup for the width but need a shallower cup. That then is trial and error by trying on.

        • MilaXX

          Yes to all of this. For years I hated underwires thinking they all hurt. It was only after I was well into my 20’s and got my first real bra fitting that I realized I was wearing the wrong size. Once I got the correct size, the underwire became my most comfortable bra and my clothes look better in them. The only other thing I would add is that for some fuller figured or larger cup size gals, a thicker strap is better.

          • Corsetmaker

            We get so many women coming in swearing blind they can’t wear a wire I always fit them in a wire telling them it’s to get a clearer idea of their size then they can try a non-wire after if they wish. Mostly they buy the underwired πŸ™‚

        • ailujailuj

          A+. you definitely know how to fit the girls. one more thing I would add – is if the strap in back “rides up” or is not level across the back with the band in front – the band might be too large or it’s insufficient for the weight of the girls (i.e. the straps are doing the work, as you mention). I finally got fitted about a decade ago by one of you geniuses although it was not easy to find the right bra. For me, the “underwire making contact with my breast bone in front – not sitting on top of the breast” just almost never happens. I’m pretty small around but large cups and the bras that fit correctly place them too far apart and feels like their under my armpits. it’s so f’g strange! heh… but I did find that Simone Perele Andora fits like a dream. TMI? πŸ˜‰

          • Betsy

            I find the European ones fit “small-ribcage/large-ladies” the very best. They don’t have the same puritanical outlook as U.S. manufacturers. They assume ALL women want to look and feel sexy. Daughter and I (she’s also “s-r/l-l”) now buy only French and Italian brands. A bit pricier than American ones, but well worth the difference.

          • ailujailuj

            so true!! the french really know sexy. and they are beautiful, too. For something you wear every day, the extra 20% cost is so worth it. YOU ARE WORTH IT. I do have a Wacoal that is a true industrial strength “over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder” but it’s good straightjacket for those sensitive days… it is a proper fit but I hate the way it looks.

          • SierraDelta

            I’m part of the s-r/l-l sisterhood, too. I decided to treat myself to new bras just ahead of my son’s wedding last summer. (I had bought a phenomenally expensive outfit, and I wanted to look dazzling enough to make my husband oblivious to the price.) I wore a gorgeous French number that made me feel sophisticated, witty, slightly mysterious, and very Helen Mirren-ish. The bra cost approximately as much as the monthly mortgage payment on our first house (circa 1976), but was it ever worth every dollar!

          • MemHey

            Agreed. In my early 20s I walked into a fancy lingerie shop and had the shock of my life to find I’m not 34D but 30F! Next time I was in the UK I realized even Primark and mall chains carried pretty, inexpensive bras in my size, so you better believe I racked up! (Pun intended).

          • Corsetmaker

            There are some women who can never get the wire against the chest wall. It could be that the breasts are too close together – in which case look or a narrow bridge in the centre front or sometimes this is when a plunge is best. Or it could just be the shape of your ribcage.
            Side support bras are great for pushing the breasts front and forward. Look for bras with a narrow vertical panel up the outside of the cup from the band to the strap.

          • ailujailuj

            you know – I haven’t really studied it but I think my rib cage sticks out far enough but maybe girls are just too large and compact/close together to allow the underwire “bridge” in-between. I also have a problem with the cup size I need and the underwire structure being too wide – boobage ends up too much in my arm pit. I guess the band size needs to be smaller and larger cup size but… many bras just don’t do this s-r/l-l ratio very well. frustrating. I’ll stick with simone. although, I don’t know what I’m complaining about, given the shit my grandmother was forced to wear!

          • Corsetmaker

            Yeah, it’s definitely a problem a lot of brands have. They can’t seem to develop a cup shape that gets the ratio between the volume and the wire width right for small band/large cups. But it’s great you’ve found a bra that works well.

        • Sarah

          Best result of figuring out that you are wearing the wrong cup size (beside a better fit, of course): dropping a comment that you wear a D instead of a C is very tantalizing to your significant other. Of course, they actual girls didn’t change, but the fellows are trained to be excited by a bigger cup-size, so: fit and friskiness! A win-win!

        • SugarSnap108

          If you don’t mind dispensing some more free advice, what is “large enough” to need an underwire? I’ve always avoided them because I think they’re uncomfortable (probably b/c the ones I’ve tried haven’t been the right size). And I told myself that as a B cup, I don’t need one anyway. (At least I think I’m a B cup – I am now doubting everything I thought I knew.)

          • Betsy

            An underwire bra is almost indispensable for large cup sizes. Definitely C cup and above (which you might find you are, once they get the band size correct). Can go either way with a B. Not needed for A or AA. BUT you might find that, once you have the right band fit, and the right cup fit, an underwire is two things: A) Comfortable (trust me!); and B) Enhancing. Now, I’m not talking “Wonder-Bra-Makes-Boobs-From-Thin-Air” enhancing. I’m talking pulling back some pre-children-perky from post-breastfeeding-sag. ALL of a sudden, your nipples are no longer at your waistline! It’s a fantastic look and feel. I’m back to wearing form-fitting t-shirts again! And pre-good-bras, I always bought everything at *least* a size too big! SO you look slimmer, because you’re not adding pounds with baggy clothes!

          • SugarSnap108

            Thanks! I’ll be more open-minded about underwires now πŸ™‚

    • TAGinMO

      The comment thread spawned by this post has been extremely interesting and educational.

      …but wow am I glad to be a guy after reading it. πŸ™‚

      • Betsy

        Yep. I doubt there’s much male discussion on how to support “the guys”, now, is there?? Pop on a pair of BVDs, and you’re ready to go. No medieval torture devices needed.

        • demidaemon

          True, but many men wear boxers because a)they can be comfortable and b) they are considered “cool” and “in-style.” After a recent visit with my doctor, I learned that the guys need as much support as the girls to prevent damage and infection. The more you know ;).

          But, yes, women have a more difficult time of things as it isn’t just buying something that fits the waist. You have to consider a modicum of sizes, fits, etc. So I understand exactly what you’re saying here.

        • TAGinMO

          Frankly, in an ideal world, there SHOULD be more size metrics and variations in men’s underwear according to how much heat one is packing. But what guy would walk into an underwear store and order the equivalent of an A-cup? So we just leave it to the elastic.

      • kimmeister

        My husband is a mechanic, and when he teaches me “guy stuff,” I respond by teaching him “lady stuff.” After learning how tire sizes work, I proceeded to school him on how bra sizes work.

    • alyce1213

      I’ve just read and loved this whole thread. It brings to mind — and I’d like to share a little about — my husband’s French grandmother (who I’ve mentioned here before*). She fled Paris (Nazis) with her teenage son ca 1940, came to NY, and set up a custom brassiere shop, working out of the walk-in closet in their small apartment. She introduced fine, hand-made lace and silk French brassieres with underwire to the ladies of Flatbush, Brooklyn. She also made slips, crinolines, etc. She died at age 99 some years ago, but hadn’t made lingerie for many years. I have a box of her old lace trims, which I treasure. (*She also left me several adorable French handbags 1930s-50s and kid gloves).
      Her story could be a charming movie.

      • Corsetmaker

        What a wonderful story! I can just imagine how beautiful those trims must be. It would indeed make a film I would love to see, or even a rather good book. Thank you for sharing that πŸ™‚

      • Betsy

        Write that book! Then get that movie made! I want to read the former, and view the latter!!

  • Sarah

    Love both looks. I get that the blue & gold shoes don’t go, but I reckon she fell prey to “ooh but they’re neato” and just put them with the wrong dress. Meaning, I think they could be cool elsewhere, in a sort of bedazzled slipper way.

    • With black cigarette pants. Part of the problem with them is the hem length on the dress – it is stumpifying and something about the shape of the shoe adds to it.

      • Sarah

        Yes, pants. I think if she had the dreaded nude shoe or even a strappy sandal with that blue dress, to lengthen the leg, it might not look stumpy, but I see what you mean.

  • mmebam

    Love the necklace on the second look and the color of the first look. I’m confused by the bustlines of both.

    • filmcricket

      Well said.

  • I don’t like either pair of shoes and I think the Michael Kors dress needed a different bra.

  • teensmom99

    The shoes in the first look would be great if they were a different color. She still rules.

  • Bexxx

    In the first look it appears that someone took a highlighter to her boobs.

    • Betsy

      Dark dresses should be worn with dark undergarments — slip, bra, panties. ESPECIALLY dark dresses that have chiffon layers. Because what looks “fine” in the lighting of your boudoir will look VERY different when the flash photographers get started. And such undergarments are WELL within the budgets of all of those lady stars. If I can afford two sets, on my salary, they surely can.

      • Lori

        Ahem. I love that first dress, but what her bra is doing to it is a crime.

      • MilaXX


      • ailujailuj

        Actually – I always prefer a “matte” finished nude undergarment. any color or differential from your skin tone will show. But if you have to choose, a darker nude is better than a lighter nude. or – just go nude.

        • MilaXX

          darker nude is incredibly difficult to find for some of us. I had exactly 1 bra many years ago that was actually nude for my skin tone. I mostly just defer to black.

          • ailujailuj

            I know – it has to be difficult for people. I am very fair skinned so most bras are too dark for my skin tone, which is a hassle too… I haven’t tried dying bras but that might be an option. a lot of expensive testing required probably.

  • Janet B

    Very nice jewelry!

    She can afford a better bra wardrobe.

  • bellafigura1

    All glorious, tiny tweaks notwithstanding.

  • Daisy Walker

    We’ll have to get Fun Cate good and drunk before we tell her that her shoes are HIDEOUS!

  • antonialee

    Why does fun Cate look like her boobs are down by her waist? It’s Stella and I JUST CANNOT!

  • quiltrx

    It’s amazing how different that one change–the eyeliner–makes her face look. Not even like herself. But I love both outfits.
    Sometimes her boobs look like they’re running down her chest, though…

  • decormaven

    Well, at the least the jewelry is great in both looks. The bosom in look #1 looks like it’s an apparition straining to speak from the beyond.

  • Scimommy

    I love this dress. Want to see it on Helen Mirren next. Heck, even those shoes might work better on her.

  • PastryGoddess

    God…that face is amazing

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I like both looks, but her boobs are hanging super low in both, especially in the McCartney, which disrupts my enjoyment of it. How does she manage to have a different shade of hair for each of these looks?

  • butterflysunita

    That first dress would be lovely except I don’t know what’s going on with that white strip around her chest. It’s very distracting and ruins the whole look.

  • boweryboy

    Only Cate could make a Stella McCartney look great. This is second fabulous necklace she’s worn that I love. It’s all kinds of fierce.

    • demidaemon

      True. I’m still having a hard time liking it, because of the label and the shoes she chose to go with it.

  • Evan

    I feel like this is blasphemy, but the pointy shoes combined with the shape of the pants in the second look remind me of a court jester. Dear Cate, I still love you! Don’t strike me down!

  • CeeQ

    Fun Cate looks like the gal I went to primary school with, whose mum was the 2nd grade teacher. Her name was also Kate. She had that breezy blonde look that I always envied. Which is the long way round way of saying I love this look =D

  • mommyca

    Love both Cates…

  • greyhoundgirl

    Don’t like the bra-ness of the first look. It’s distracting.

  • Pennymac

    It seems that both Kates are victims of inappropriate undergarments. Do I have to confess sort of kinda tolerating the McCartney?

    • MilaXX

      I like the McCartney, just not what appears to be going on with the boobs.

  • filmcricket

    I saw the second look on the Fug Girls yesterday, and opined that it’s the first time Cate has ever looked like she’s had work done. I don’t think she has, but if your make-up job makes me think it, you should probably re-do your make-up.

    • MilaXX

      It’s a weird face. The oddly heavy eye makeup and the overly contoured cheekbones, combined with the nude lip does give her a bad plastic surgery look. Not sure why Cate who has cheekbones for days, would even need her cheek highlighted and contoured to such an extreme.

  • Anna_Cecilia

    I’m confused by the Stella McCartney ensemble, is that a cropped sweater layered on top of a drop-waisted, skinny/vaguely harem pant-legged jumpsuit? I would ask Fun Cate that over shots. That necklace is the precious though, I wants it.

  • shelley514

    Cate is pretty and handsome at the same time. Luvs her.

  • Trickytrisha

    Noooo… that can’t be a McCartney outfit, ’cause I LIKE it. Say it ain’t so! Anyhoo, that first dress is amazing, the shoes aren’t. Fun Kate needs her mummy to tell her to march back inside and scrub that eye makeup off her face.

  • Sara Hottman

    I’m dying at the Fun Cate fantasy. Surely it calls for a “drunk with the stars” blog.

  • Qitkat

    If you looked like someone sprayed reddiwip on your bosom in your designer dress, something is very, very wrong. I guess I will just never be on the Cate fashion love train, that necklace looks seriously overwrought in the second picture. Great actress though.

  • ailujailuj

    oh – what a vision. I L O V E the navy chiffon number. omg. I feel all dreamy and squishy inside. I just love that. a beautiful color. a lovely design. My ex’s mother wanted me to wear her wedding dress – and it was cut exactly like this – but long and very drapey. veronica lake.

  • Etelka Lehoczky

    Two things. One: Lollipop. Two: Have a sandwich.

  • ThesisMonkey

    pity about the bra on the first one, because otherwise the dress is lovely on her. I love fun Cate.

  • marlie

    Bless you guys for weekend blogging! Both outfits are nice, though I like Fun Cate’s a little more. And I’m a little aghast that I’m saying that about a Stella garment. The first one is a smidge matronly, but I still like it. And those shoes are all wrong.

  • Imasewsure

    Wow I love Fun Cate. Hope to see her again and again

  • GeoDiva

    I want to hang out with Fun Cate!

  • SugarSnap108

    I had no idea you’d be working on the weekend! I love the first dress except for the bra situation that everyone has mentioned. For me, the most bothersome part is that it creates the illusion of a big white smug across her chest. Maybe a nude cami would’ve worked better.

  • CT14

    When are the English going to stop outlining their eyes in dark liner? It’s a “trend” that’s been going on for YEARS now, and all it does is make the eyes look smaller!

  • Sam Smith

    She looks like a whole different personal when she gives a big old wide smile.

  • MaggieMae

    I didn’t even recognize Fun Cate.

  • jjtxgrrl

    I know its CATE….but really? These aren’t so great to me…..first one is rather matronly with weird undergarment showing through….and the second one is fun, except her boobs look awful! The shoes are weird too, in both.

  • Kent Roby

    ….Then we have more drinks, she applies eyeliner on us, and we laugh and laugh more!

  • supri_supri

    No such thing as too much eyeliner!